Indian Navy honours RIN soldiers' widows

| Updated: Mar 04, 2017 07:02 IST

Kannur (Kerala) [India], Mar. 04 (ANI): The Indian Navy on Thursday honoured twelve widows of the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) sailors who took part in the RIN mutiny in 1946. At a function held at the Defence Security Corps Centre here, the Navy awarded Rs. 1 lakh each to the widows of the Royal Indian Navy's (RIN) sailors. This initiative is part of the Indian Navy's effort to recognize the services of the RIN sailors, who were expelled from the service by the British after they took part in the naval revolt of 1946. "The British called it mutiny and we treat it as uprising, but the services of the unsung heroes who participated in it have to be acknowledged," said Commodore Kamalesh Kumar, Commanding Officer, INS Zamorin of the Indian Naval Academy, who presented the cheques to the widows. (ANI)
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